Predicting a few days ahead let alone a week or two is folly, but what seems to be about to happen is that most people are going to have a phone with a COVID-19 contact tracing app on it.
That might not exactly be prophetic because it’s happening already:
Now, having said all that, the real question for most people that you’re going to have to think about is, will you voluntarily install an exposure notification/contact tracing app?
📚 Huawei MatePad Pro review: Top-tier Android tablet suffers from a giant pain in the apps (Android Authority).
👀 Asus ROG Phone 3: What we want to see (Android Authority).
🆕 Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 has launched with a major visual redesign, Dark Mode 2.0, better privacy, and more (Android Authority).
🆚 AMD vs Intel 2020: Who makes the best CPUs? New testing decides “AMD wins the CPU war overall right now, but depending on your needs, an Intel processor could still be the better choice” (In desktop CPUs, not laptops or servers: (Tom’s Hardware).
⌚ One of the Apple Watch’s original designers tweeted a behind-the-scenes look at its development (The Verge).
🍎 Are you charging your MacBook on the wrong side? (Use the right-side ports for charging) (LifeHacker).
🔊 A year after launch: Luminary wanted to become the Netflix of podcasts, but just hasn’t found traction yet, as it lowers prices. Podcast episodes that normally get more than 100,000 downloads got less than 50 from Luminary. (Bloomberg).
🤔 A look at the origin of the conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19. Somehow, it’s still only second to Bill Gates creating COVID-19 (Vox).
🎛 Citizen DJ: Library of Congress app lets you make hip hop with century-old samples (labs.loc.gov/).
👨🚀 How Space tries to kill you and make you ugly: “Oh also, it makes you blind and stupid, too.” (Wired).
😎 One of the better explainers on why Silicon Valley investors raved about Magic Leap, and why it’s gained zero traction: Magic Leap’s $2.6 billion bait and switch (TechCrunch).
👛 “What collection did you have as a child that would have been worth a fortune now had your parents not thrown it away?” (r/askreddit). (I admit to recently looking at some stamps I had collected and amazed at what junk I thought was valuable.)
Thankfully this isn’t me today but truer memes have never been created:
All the best for the start of your week,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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